Mama koko and the hundred gunmen : An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo. / Lisa J Shannon.
- ISBN: 9781610394468 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
International human rights activist Lisa Shannon spent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend Francisca Thelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vivid images of lush flower gardens, fish the size of small children, and of children running barefoot through her family's coffee plantation, gorging on fruit from the robust and plentiful mango trees. She urged Shannon to visit her family in Dungu, to get a taste of real Congo, peaceful Congo; a place so different than the conflict-ravaged places Shannon knew from her activism work.But then the nightly phone calls from Congo began: static-filled, hasty reports from Francisca's mother, Mama Koko," of gunmen—Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army— who had infested Dungu and began launching attacks. Night after night for a year, Mama Koko delivered the devastating news of Fransisca's cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors, who had been...
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